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Watches – What Does “Water Resistance” Mean?

The term “water resistance" is often confused with waterproof”. The International Organization for Standardization issued a standard for water resistant watches which also prohibits the term "waterproof" to be used with watches.

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Diamonds – The Ultimate Treasure from Nature

Diamonds have always been a girl’s best friend and have always had a unique place in peoples’ hearts and minds. A diamond represents a significant moment in a person’s life and it is therefore vital to ensure that the integrity of the diamond is as exceptional as the moment, commitment or love that it represents.

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Aquamarine — the Sea Gem, the Stone of Eternal Youth and Joy!

From the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea, aquamarines shine over an extraordinarily beautiful range of mainly light blue colours. Aquamarine is a fascinatingly beautiful gemstone.

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6 things you should know before buying pearl jewellery

Graceful, elegant and eternally sophisticated pearl jewellery is perfect for adding a distinctly feminine edge to any look. Often associated with love, pearl jewellery evokes charm and signifies class, wealth and luxury.

 

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How to buy Diamonds for Investment

Over the longer term diamond prices have consistently increased, so many people have considered them as an investment. When it comes to buying a stone for investment, the secret is in the planning. Here are 7 things you need to consider before you purchase.

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Tanzanite - a one generation gem stone

The story of Tanzanite gem stones is intriguing, a romantic journey which is playing out right in front of our eyes, right now! It has grown exponentially in popularity because of its stunning blue-purple colour and increasingly understood scarcity.

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What is an aftermarket watch ?

At First State Auctions we sell new and pre-owned watches, all in very good to excellent condition. We only sell watches where ALL parts are original to the brand.

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